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2016 Recruiting: SF Justin Jackson (picks Maryland)

Discussion in 'UConn Men's Basketball' started by tcf15, May 3, 2016.

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  1. tcf15

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    Seems to have opened up his recruitment as he just visited Maryland. Most stuff I've read suggests it is down to Oregon and Maryland, so it'll be interesting if KO can get him to visit UConn.

     
  2. CardiacAndre7

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    Like it a lot. would be perfect cap to the class if we actually are gonna go after him hard.
     
  3. 3rdbass

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    Would be a nice addition as it looks like he has an all around game from the video and a real good athlete. Also, not a stick and mix it up inside if needed at times for rebounds. In ko we trust!
     
  4. UConnStats

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    This guy looks like a versatile beast. I think this is pretty late to get in on him, but he'd be a fantastic addition.

    A Maryland "insider" on the rivals board claims Jackson is very tight lipped about his recruitment, and only said that he had a great time on his UMD visit.
     
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  5. CGarr

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    KO started following his AAU coach on Twitter shortly after following Vital (so 7 or 8 days ago). Hopefully we get a visit.
     
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  6. UConnStats

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    Makes you wonder if Vital got to know him well while they were both UNLV commits, and can help convince Jackson to visit.
     
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  7. uconnever

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    Plays like a 4....that can shoot
     
  8. lange10

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    Prefer Taurean Thompson, however, if that ship has sailed this is a nice consolation.
     
  9. aceboon

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    From Canada and Oregon involved, I know they lost Jamal Murray to UK but it seems like they get everyone else that they're after from Canada.
     
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  10. superjohn

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    That ship has sailed and Jackson is much higher rated.
     
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  11. UConnStats

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    Jackson is much stronger and while only 6'7.5 in shoes, he has a 7'3 wingspan. Plenty big enough to guard 4s just as well as Thompson would be able to. His offensive game looks much more diverse too. I like this guy's profile a lot actually.
     
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  12. Huskyforlife

    Huskyforlife Best poster

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    Comp ranking is 40. Would be a nice pickup.
     
  13. lange10

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    Don't know why I relied on ESPN to compare them. Either way, I prefer whomever is the better rebounder. That area still needs to be addressed with our remaining 2 schollies.
     
  14. Marat

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    Yes, but did they ever get a Canadian HS player that scored 111 pts in a single game ?
     
  15. Hans Sprungfeld

    Hans Sprungfeld Ignoring *is* bliss

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    Or in the alternative, a gratuitous Kasongo reference.
     
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  16. 2north

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    Would be a great get but interesting that looks like it's direct UA vs Nike battle?
     
  17. tcf15

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    UConn officially in the mix (h/t @lange10)

     
  18. krinklecut

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    Oh boy!
     
  19. JimOllie

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    Why do we seem so desperate to get a PF when we already have 3 for next season? Makes no sense. Get a big center.
     
  20. Matt1010

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    My understanding is he is a SF/PF, but could be wrong.
     
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  21. UConnStats

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    We have Facey, one freshman, and another possible RS freshman. Jackson can log minutes at the 3 and 4, which would allow Larrier to play the 2 sometimes which may also be beneficial. He would be a spectacular addition to the program...
     
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    He has a nice jumpshot also. Would be a nice addition for sure.
     
  23. aceboon

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    Credible source?

     
  24. Stairmaster

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    Agreed, he would definitely play major minutes at the three. Yes we have Larrier and Vantastic, but adding a player of this caliber to the mix isn't something we should pass up.
     
  25. BUConn10

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    Is this kid Canadian? If so Oregon has been huge recruiting our neighbors to the north.
     
  26. JimOllie

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    Not saying he wouldn't be a good addition just saying that PF is the one position we really don't need more depth at.
     
  27. CardiacAndre7

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    That's the one that announced our interest I believe, so it's looking good.
     
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  28. aceboon

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    Yes
     
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  29. UConnStats

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    So you're more confident in Facey/Diarra than:

    PG: Adams/Gilbert
    SG: Purvis/Vital
    SF: Larrier/Jackson
    C: Brimah/Enoch

    PF is clearly the weakest spot on our roster.

    Oregon has 2 PF and a SF in their class, not to mention way better talent at the 4 currently there. We have a solid shot.
     
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  30. aceboon

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    Yea didn't realize that was the twitter account in tcf's original post, interesting...
     
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